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35th Annual Allied Arts Holiday Festival of the Arts

11/14/2014 - 12/24/2014 - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm at Allied Arts Holiday Festival of the Arts
4145 Meridian St

The 35th Annual Holiday Festival of the Arts is a five week long festival featuring the work of over 100 local artisans and craftspeople. The affordable, locally handmade products range from jewelry, paintings, wearable art, specialty foods, and art from found materials. Fill your weekends with live local music, artist demos and workshops, and bring the kids in for fun art projects. The festival will be open weekly, Wednesday through Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to get all your holiday shopping done under one roof and support local artists at the same time!

The 35th Annual Allied Arts Holiday Festival of the Arts runs November 14th – December 24th in Bellingham at 4145 Meridian Street next to the new Burlington Coat Factory.

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Lynden in Lights

11/28/2014 - 01/01/2015 - All Day

Take a tour of the city’s unique light displays & decorated storefronts during Lynden in Lights from November 28th-January 1st! Larger-than-life Nativity sets, Dutch children, poinsettias, windmills, and more illuminate the city throughout the season for all to see!

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Eagle Watching in Skagit County

12/01/2014 - 01/31/2015 - All Day

Mt. Baker Ranger District volunteers are stationed at three stops along Highway 20 to provide information and to facilitate eagle viewing!

–Skagit River Bald Eagle Interpretive Center at Howard Miller Steelhead Park (52809 Rockport Park Road) in Rockport. (Weekdays through January 2nd: 10am-4pm; Saturdays and Sundays through January 31st: 10am-4pm)

Rockport State Park (51095 Highway 20) in Rockport. (Fridays-through-Sundays through February 15th: 10am-2pm)

Marblemount Fish Hatchery (8319 Fish Hatchery Road) in Marblemount. (Daily: 8am-4:30pm)

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Deck The (Old City) Hall!

12/04/2014 - 12/28/2014 - 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Whatcom Museum
121 Prospect Ave

Shop, sing, see Santa, enjoy dozens of decorated trees and enter to win a special “decked out’ tree for your home at part of “Deck the [Old City] Hall” from 12-5pm every Thursday through Sunday through Dec. 28 at Whatcom Museum’s Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Entry is free with museum admission.

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Pacific Arts Holiday Market

12/05/2014 - 12/21/2014 - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm at Sunset Square
1125 E Sunset Dr

Shop local and handmade this holiday season at the 18th Annual Pacific Arts Market in Bellingham. The Market features several dozen well-known local artists and crafters, with a variety of work including jewelry, fine art, photography, textiles, clothing, bath & body, specialty foods, home decor, paper crafts, and much more. This fun family event also presents live music and artist demonstrations.

The Market is open the three weekends before Christmas; December 5-7, 12-14, and 19-21 10:00am-6:00pm, Fridays-Sundays

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The Lights of Christmas

12/18/2014 - 12/30/2014 - 12:00 am at Warm Beach Camp
20800 Marine Drive

The Lights of Christmas at Warm Beach Camp in Stanwood features over ONE MILLION lights, 5 entertainment stages, Polar Express Train, shopping, dining, and more! Open December 4-7, 11-14, 18-23, 26-30; 5-10pm

Julia Schwartz dances the role of Clara in Act I of Northwest Ballet Theater's The Nutcracker.

Northwest Ballet Theater Presents: The Nutcracker

12/20/2014 - 12/21/2014 - 12:00 am at McIntyre Hall
2501 East College Way

A holiday tradition! Northwest Ballet Theater presents The Nutcracker December 20th & 21st at Mount Vernon’s McIntyre Hall.

Northwest Ballet Theater has performed The Nutcracker since 1999. With growing community support, the company has been able to create an even more elaborate production than ever before with beautiful scenic backdrops made in Russia, classical tutus made by professional seamstresses in New York, and exciting set pieces and technical effects that create an unforgettable theater experience.

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Kids Holiday Workshop

12/20/2014 - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm at Whatcom Humane Society
2172 Division Street

Kids ages 9-12 are welcome to join the Whatcom Humane Society for a Kids Holiday Workshop on Saturday, December 20th. The cost is $20 and includes craft materials and a yummy snack!

-Interactive and fun humane education programs presented by WHS staff
-Tour of the shelter
-Meet the animals
-Cool animal-themed crafts and games!

Space is limited and registration is required. To reserve your child’s spot, call 360-733-2080 ext. 3116 or email

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The Skateway Christmas Party

12/21/2014 - 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm at The Skateway
1645 S. Walnut Street

On Sunday, December 21st from 12pm-4pm, The Skateway / Skagit Event Center has a day of holiday fun:  Pictures with Santa, local craft vendors, and more!  Plus, get a KidSafe ID for $10 per child. The KidSafe Package Includes:
• 3 Plastic ID Cards (per child)
• Amber-Alert Ready Digital ID
• Fingerprint/DNA Kit
• Processing and Mailing

The Skateway/Skagit Event Center is a donation site for Heart to Heart Charity’s Angel Tree. Stop by to select a child or to make a donation to Angel Tree.

Admission for this event is free, but some activities or products may have a fee


Gabriel’s Art Kids Winter Program

12/29/2014 - 12/31/2014 - All Day at Gabriel’s Art Kids

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